17. Letter From President Kennedy to Chairman Khrushchev0

Dear Mr. Chairman: I want to express to you my very great appreciation for your thoughtfulness in sending to me the model of an American whaler, which we discussed while in Vienna. It now rests in my office here at the White House.

Mrs. Kennedy and I were particularly pleased to receive “Pushinka.” Her flight from the Soviet Union to the United States was not as dramatic as the flight of her mother, nevertheless, it was a long voyage and she stood it well. We both appreciate your remembering these matters in your busy life.

We send to you, your wife and your family our very best wishes.

Sincerely yours,

John F. Kennedy
  1. Source: Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204. No classification marking.